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ERIC Number: ED107315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 63
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A Study to Define the Role of the Division of Cooperative Education at the College of the Mainland.
McNutt, Dorothy E.
In order to determine the most effective method of administering the cooperative education program at the College of the Mainland (COM) in Texas, the author surveyed community colleges supporting cooperative education under a Title IV grant, conducted interviews of COM faculty and staff, reviewed the literature, and reexamined COM's formal and informal administrative structure. Results indicated that cooperative education programs were most often supervised through the Dean of Instruction; that an increased number of community colleges were incorporating behavioral objectives into cooperative education; that most programs included field experiences, with a few cooperative education divisions also supervising internships and independent study; that most cooperative education divisions were centralized, either through coordinators with support personnel or through instructor-coordinators assigned to instructional divisions; and that most colleges reimbursed their instructor-coordinators by reducing teaching loads or increasing salaries. Recommendations for COM, the questionnaire, a list of responding institutions, alternative organizational charts, position descriptions for cooperative education personnel, a list of program activities, and a budget are appended. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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